Our Selection of White Papers and other guides

Discover our white papers and get information on the best practices, expert technical advice and analysis around the challenges and opportunities of the electronic components industry.

White Papers for Relays

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About High Frequency Relays for High-speed Differential Transmission Signal Switching

In recent years, various devices have been generating, transmitting and processing a large amount of information data, including high image quality of cameras mounted on digital cameras and smart phones, high image quality distribution of television and Internet moving images and so on. Mechanical relays are built in these equipment main bodies, production equipment and inspection equipment, and ar eused for switching the connection destination of signals, on/off control.

White Paper G6K-2-RF

March 2018

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G3VM-66M MOSFET Relay Module
Semiconductor Equipment and Test Technologies are making rapid progress in terms of scale and performance. Along with it, the requirements to reduce the total cost of test by improving tester time and efficiency have challenged Test & Measurement technology to become more complex, by adding a higher number of test channels.

White Paper G3VM-66M

December 2018

White Papers for Switches

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Basics of DIP Switches
DIP Switch is a miniature switch that is mounted onto printed circuit boards and used to make settings on electronic devices. The name "DIP switch" comes from having the same shape and array of terminals found in integrated circuits (dual inline package), thus abbreviated to DIP.
DIP switches are widely used in communication equipment, commercial equipment and industrial equipment with optional features including surface mounting, assortment of poles, different actuator types and sealing structure.

White Paper DIP Switches

December 2018

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Basics of Tactile Switches
A tactile switch allows electricity to flow in an electrical circuit by manually pressing the operating section. The switch is used to supply input signal to actuate a device or equipment. It is designed with a small footprint suited for mounting onto the surface of printed cirtuit boards (PCB) made to connect electronic components to form electronic circuits.

White Paper Tactile Switches

March 2019

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Basics of Basic Switches
"Basic switch" is a mechanical sensor that detects the presence or absence of an object as well as its position by activating a plunger when the object physically comes into contact. With the emerging of IoT, Omron's basic switches have been widely adopted for position detection installed in customers' newly developed electric appliances, machines and mechanical equipment.

White Paper Basic Switches

March 2019

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Four Key Features of Tactile Switches
Omron offers a wide variety of mechanical switches used for the purpose of detecting, operating and settings. A tactile switch is used for operating equipment/devices manually to start/stop and to select and change oprational settings. Omron tactile switches are supported by many repeated users - and in this white paper we introduce the four key features of our tactile swtiches from our unique viewpoint to help readers to understand why users continue utilizing them.

White Paper Four Key Features of Tactile Switches

November 2019

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White Papers for Sensors

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Image Sensor for Human Recognition
OMRON Corporation has been developing image sensing technology "OKAO Vision" for Human Recognition for over 20 years, which enables the detection of faces, facial featrues, -human bodies coupled with the estimation of age or gender of the humans in the captured images. Omron had licensed this technology into mainly digital cameras and smartphones, and consequently those have amounted to a total over 10 million licenses. Furthermore, OMRON has launched Human Vision Components (commonly referred to as HVC), which are modular solutions, and each incorporates 10 human sensing functions which are features of "OKAO Vision", including the functions mentioned above.

White Paper HVC-P2

May 2018

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Utilized as an IoT Edge Device Sensing a Variety of Environmental Information Around You
The OMRON environment sensor is an ultra-compact multifunction sensing component with the sensing function, measuring temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, light intensity, sound noise, acceleration, eTVOC and other environmental information and has wireless communication function. The sensor not only outputs sensing data but also detects earthquakes by its original algorithm, calculates the heatstroke alert level and makes a judgement by some thresholds.

White Paper 2JCIE

June 2018

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D6T MEMS Non-Contatct Temperature Sensor

Omron's MEMS non-contact temperature sensor is an infrared temperature sensor that can measure target surface temperature without touching, by receiving radiant heat from the object with thermopile element(s).

To support embedded applications, Omron has implemented thermopile element(s) and ASIC into one package of MEMS non-contact temperature sensor using its unique MEMS technology, materializing an ultra-small module. Digital output of temperature data detected by the MEMS non-contact temperature sensor through I2C communications can reduce both processing load of the master-end microcontroller and the development period.

White Paper D6T

September 2018

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Selection of guides and handy documents
Here you can browse through our selection of guides and documents that can make your life easier.

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MOSFET Relays Solution Guide

When MOSFET relays are used under conditions that exceed the absolute maximum ratings even for a moment, it can be disruptive.

To ensure the reliability of MOSFET relays, it is important for the users to carefully consider all environmental conditions - including de-rating desing - when using the MOSFET relay. This brochure lists the causes and remedial measures from the past failure events as a guideline to help uncover any unexpected causes.

MOSFET Relays Solution Guide

October 2018

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Solutions for PCB Board Designers
Omron offers optimized solutions and services to support your business from product design to production. The environment surrounding the manufacturing industry is drastically changing.
Design and production divisions in your company must be facing managerial challenges to cope with the rapidly changing manufacturing environment.
To solve your managerial challenges, our electronic and mechanical components offer optimized solutions and support services provided on a global scale.

Solutions for PCB Board Designers

July 2019

Solutions for Automated Test Equipment
Semiconductor-based parts are components used in a variety of devices such as smartphones, robots, automobiles and home electric appliances, which are indispensable for our lives.
These semiconductor devices are becoming more sophisticated each day, and automated text equipment must be highly accurate and maintain stability to conduct electrical tests to verify theperformance, quality and reliability of these devices.

Solutions for Automated Test Equipment

September 2019

Product brochures
You can find below the latest brochures and product flyers Omron has to offer.

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MOSFET Brochure

Omron’s G3VM MOSFET relays are a global benchmark in the solid state relay (SSR) market. Manufactured using the latest advances in automated production, they include a variety of improved construction technologies in the areas of key photocoupler elements such as light emitting diode (LED), photodiode array (PDA) and MOSFET chips.
These innovations have helped us to achieve advanced performance with increased reliability, while providing market-leading specifications.

MOSFET Relays Brochure

September 2019

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Sensor Brochure

Omron has always been a pioneer in sensing technology. Our MEMS-based components are the result of long experience and proven technical knowhow. Over many decades, we have developed in-house expertise that covers 4-inch bulk micro-machining, electro chemical etch (ECE), silicon processes such as thin film deposition, wet and dry etching, electrode formation and fine plastic replication and glass wafer processes. We are a world leader in face recognition technology, opening up an exciting new world in which human-machine interaction is more intelligent and intuitive than ever before.

Sensors Brochure

September 2019

Selector Guide

This Selector Guide offers you more Omron components than ever before. By listening to the needs of you, our customers, and continuing to invest heavily in R&D, we are developing technologies that meet advanced requirements in more and more markets.

Selector Guide

September 2019

D6T flyer

Technical specifications, model comparison and useful information on our D6T thermal sensor.

D6T flyer

September 2019

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HVC-P2 flyer

Technical specifications, model comparison and useful information on our Human Vision Components..

HVC-P2 flyer

September 2019

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MOSFET flyer

Omron, the relay market leader, offers cutting-edge Mosfet relay technology and continually expands its range of products by providing top industry solutions from the smallest class package (S-VSON type), to high switching current types, or high dielectric strength version and high sensitivity models.

MOSFET flyer

July 2019

Visit the MOSFET product page for more details.

Switch and Connector Selection
OMRON provides PCB Connector Series that meets the MIL, DIN, D-sub, and USB international standards.
We also provide PCB Terminal Block Connectors and other connectors that help increase mounting density and reliability of PCB.
Miniature switches to be installed in devices and mounted on the PCB.
Enable to select suitable switches from wide variations according to the applications and shapes.

Switches and Connectors Selection

October 2019

Visit the Switches and Connectors product page for more details.
 

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